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Posted: 09/28/20 07:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ADA6969 wrote:

I just talked to Doug at Northwood He said no problem going off road Just be smart about it. Well I am happy again


That's good.


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ADA6969 wrote:

Just be smart about it.


Not for nothing but you should have realized this was the answer from the get-go.

First guy probably imagined rock crawling when you said off-road.

Technically, driving through the RV park to your campsite is off-road.


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Can;t blame them for covering there butts. You say 2wd gravel. He's thinking "off-road" off-road. How many companies hear "But it was just a maintained gravel road" when they know there's no way Joe Dirt had the damage he's got from anything less then Jeep trails. First guys was reasonable in his reply given today's scale of honesty. And I'm not saying that's you. But they have to cover themselves for the lowest life form and the way they drive as well. Results are gonna vary on an average pot-holed fire road depending if you're doing 20km/h or 80km/h. [emoticon]


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Posted: 09/29/20 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can imagine some of the complaints the mfr is worried about.
"You said it would be okay off-road! Your lousy product popped a seam on the Rubicon Trail, so you should pay for the repairs!" [emoticon]


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It’s been my experience that the bigger/taller/heavier the camper is, the driver will say “I give up” off road sooner than the camper will.

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Off road report with an AF1150

AF1150 off-road

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One of the big problems with 1150 size campers when off-roading is the rear jacks tend to scrape the ground on uneven terrain.
Crossing stream beds or gullies are typical problem areas.
Additionally, some truck beds flex more than others which transmits stress to the camper frame.
Washboard roads are bad for any camper.
Caution and common sense are the needed.


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Of course, the extra length of a 1150 is a detriment offroad, but I assume everyone knows that.

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NRALIFR wrote:

It’s been my experience that the bigger/taller/heavier the camper is, the driver will say “I give up” off road sooner than the camper will.

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Bingo.
But some folks’ idear of off road is less than others.
I took it almost too far, to get across a side channel of the Copper River to get out and camp& fish on a gravel bar.
The camper had zero issues but the truck was at its limits and apparently my butt was too as evidenced by the brown stain on the drivers seat!
I really did not want to drive it back after getting out there....
Was determined to get some copper river salmon and that looked like the best place to get close to a channel they were running in.

The ole Arctic Fox was none the worse for the wear.


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I was very clear to him I wanted to know about the quality of a 2002 990 compared to a 2021 1150. I told him I have put over 3k miles off road not paved. Can I inspect that a newer one is built better then the old. Its not a matter of doing the Rubicon trail with a 6k camper on a DRW TOWING A 7500 LB trailer. REALEY!!
brholt.. 1150 OFF ROAD REPORT. Right on that's what I am talking about YOU ROCK
That mite be a little more then I would do.


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